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Here’s Jonathan’s allsun@ email announcing the Oracle acquisition of Sun. “To me, this proposed acquisition totally redefines the industry,” wrote Jonathan Schwartz this morning to Sun’s employees in a company-wide email announcing the acquisition of Sun by Oracle. Among other remarks, Schwartz adds: “Let me assure you [Oracle is] single minded in [its] focus on…

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Some things are worth remembering, and celebrating. This is one of them. And, pace Andrew, this was not the product of any kind of conservatism. It was the product of liberal consciousness: the kind of “liberal” whose opposite is “illiberal”. High Court Rules Bus Segregation Unconstitutional Alabama and Montgomery Laws Held in Violation of the…

Read More 50 years ago today: High Court Rules Bus Segregation Unconstitutional

Fareed Zakaria comes to a conclusion: When Iraq’s current government was formed last April, after four months of bitter disputes, wrangling and paralysis, many voices in America and in Iraq said the next six months would be the crucial testing period…. It has now been almost six months, [and] the violence has gotten worse, sectarian…

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